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The Sino-Tibetan languages

Author: Graham Thurgood; Randy J LaPolla
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge language family series, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last few decades. This volume includes overview articles as well as descriptions of individual languages and comments on the subgroups in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks (form)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Thurgood; Randy J LaPolla
ISBN: 0700711295 9780700711291
OCLC Number: 59556542
Description: xxii, 727 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: A subgrouping of the Sino-Tibetan languages: the interaction between language contact, change, and inheritance / Graham Thurgood --
Overview of Sino-Tibetan morphosyntax / Randy J. LaPolla --
Word order in Sino-Tibetan languages from a typological and geographical perspective / Matthew S. Dryer --
A sketch of late Zhou Chinese grammar / Derek Herforth --
The Chinese dialects: phonology / Jerry Norman --
Chinese dialects: grammar / Anne O. Yue --
The characteristics of Mandarin dialects / Dah-an Ho --
Shanghai / Eric Zee and Liejiong Xu --
Cantonese / Robert S. Bauer and Stephen Matthews --
Chinese writing / Mark Hansell --
The Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeastern India / Robbins Burling --
Burmese / Julian K. Wheatley --
Lahu / James A. Matisoff --
Lisu / David Bradley --
Akha / Inga-Lill Hansson --
Classical Tibetan / Scott DeLancey --
Lhasa Tibetan / Scott DeLancey --
Tamang / Martine Mazaudon --
Chantyal / Michael Noonan --
Nar-Phu / Michael Noonan --
Dolakhā Newār / Carol Genetti --
Kathmandu Newar (Nepāl Bhā̄ʹsā̄) / David Hargreaves --
Garo / Robbins Burling --
Jinghpo / Dai Qingxia and Lon Diehl --
Hakha Lai / David A. Peterson --
Meithei / Shobhana L. Chelliah --
Tshangla / Erik Andvik --
Tani languages / Jackson T.-S. Sun --
Cogtse Gyarong / Yasuhiko Nagano --
Caodeng rGyalrong / Jackson T.-S. Sun --
Kiranti languages: an overview / Karen H. Ebert --
Hayu / Boyd Michailovsky --
Camling / Karen H. Ebert --
Belhare / Balthasar Bickel --
Qiang / Randy J. LaPolla --
Prinmi / Picus Sizhi Ding --
Tangut / Gong Hwang-Cherng --
Eastern Kayah Li / David Solnit --
Pwo Karen / Atsuhiko Kato --
Yunnan Bai / Grace Wiersma --
Dulong / Randy J. LaPolla --
Kham / David E. Watters --
Lepcha / Heleen Plaisier --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge language family series, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Graham Thurgood & Randy J. LaPolla.

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